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loved his family and had the gift of gab. now as she copes with the tragedy of burying her baby she hopes someone out there knows something. >> if anybody saw anything maybe they would come forward and the driver would realize that he did hit somebody. s . a fire started sunday morning around 3:00 at the home in the 2600 block of 33rd street. everyone in the home escaped except the four-year-old girl.
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she is being treated for burns and smoke inhalation. the owner of the home was arrested and charged with assault. he got into a fight with a tenant and threatened to kill her. police are searching for the person who stabbed and killed a student on the campus on the north shore. a group of people were walking in the street on campus. an argument broke out and st. clair was stabbed. university students were warped of the attack through the campus alert system. >> it could have been anybody. knowing that scares us. >> police don't believe the attack was random but anyone with information should contact police at 443-260-3700. both republicans and democrats say they want to see
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legislation when it comes to immigration reform. to prove it there are three versions of an immigration bill. one in the senate one in the white house. >> the person in the white house sparked quite a bit of anger among those in congress when it was leaked to the press this weekend. the white house is responding after a draft of its version of immigration reform bill was leaked to the press this weekend. the white house says it is simply a back-up plan. white house sources tell cbs news this one a planned leak, but some republicans are skeptical. >> leaks don't happen in washington by accident. this raises the question that many of us continue to wonder about. does the president really want a result? or does he want to beat up republicans so he can get political advantage in the next
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election? >> democrats insist the president wants to work with congress. >> i met with the president wednesday and he agreed to give us the space we need to come up with a bipartisan proposal. >> reporter: still many republicans on capitol hill tell us they were shocked to see this leaked white house draft and even more shocked that the president's plan did not require tougher border security. >> this is the president torpedoing his own plan. >> florida senator marco rubio said it would be dead on arrival. >> we have talked to senator rubio and he is fully on board with our process. i am hopeful in march we will have a bipartisan bill. >> march is when president obama said he wants to see a bill from congress ready for a vote. >> the white house draft would create a new visa for illegal
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immigrants living in the united states. it would allow them to become permanent residents within eight years. dozens of people are killed within a year says of car bombings in iraq this weekend. 37 people are reported dead. explosions tore through several shopping areas. bombers targeted a produce newmarket. the blast in pakistan killed 81 and injured about 160 others. investigators found a bloody bat at the home of former oh olympian -- olympian oscar pistorious. >> reporter: south africa an runner oscar pistorious canceled races to focus on fighting murder charges. prosecutors say the 26-year-old shot his girlfriend, model
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reeva steenkamp. his stores is charged with premeditated murder. >> it is tragic circumstances and events that have unfolded and we can only give oscar our support at this time. >> reporter: new details are emerging about what happened inside the house. police believe reeva steenkamp slept in his same bed as pistorious. she ran into the bathroom and locked herself inside where she was shot in the head, hand and arm. police reportedly found a bloody bat. the runner's family visited him at a pre toria police station over the weekend and are standing by him. >> we have had overwhelming support for oscar from a lot of fans on a global scale. >> reporter: locals prayed for
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police stores and reeva steenkamp sunday -- for pistorious and reeva steenkamp sunday. >> the funeral is tomorrow, the same day pistorious is scheduled to return to court. about 35,000 people took to the streets, all to urge the president to take action when it comes to climate change. >> the rally was called forward on climate, also calling the president to reject the keystone pipeline, which if completed will run from canada all the way to texas. president obama has endorsed building the southern half of the pipeline, which, if it is constructed, begins in cushing, oklahoma. we are expecting a
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beautiful president's day. howard is back in two minutes with a look at what we should expect. >> and europe continues to deal about the problem of too much horse meat mixed in with its beef supply. good news for shoe makers and others in italy. man it is cold, we'll be righ
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welcome back 4:39. thankfully the winds are subsiding. we are down in the 20s in most spots, even a few teens now. it will be sunny and cold, afternoon highs in the low to mid-40s. wet weather on the way. monika, over to you.
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a big fire in gaithersburg, at cedar avenue. use route 117 to south summit avenue to get around it. 270 is unaffected at 117 you can see it good down to where the lanes divide. back to you guys. thank you monika. good morning jessica doyle. happy monday. >> happy president's day. that means wall street is closed today but we are open for business. investors will return tomorrow. they are going to get the latest numbers on home sales and construction. an improving housing market is one reason americans are feeling better about the economy. consumer sentiment improved in february, but on friday, stocks finished in the weak mix. the dow gapped eight points. it remains this morning below 14,000, starts tomorrow at 13981. the nasdaq was off by 6.5.
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countries throughout europe are finding more traces of horse meat in the beef supply. millions of burgers and frozen meals have been recalled. tests have discovered horse meat in school meals and hospital food in the uk. it is believed some of the horse meat was mixed in with beef at a french processing plant and then shipped out. and shoe makers around the vat acan -- vatican are getting ready for a boost in business. the catholic church is preparing for the upcoming conclave, which means religious leaders will be looking for new clothes. a tiny area filled with shops just outside the vatican walls, papal tail lowers -- tailors will be busy. three versions of the same robe will be made for a new pope. >> he doesn't shop at target?
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>> no. he loves his red shoes. >> that was a big deal. >> that is helping the it at that timian economy. >> a surplus there. you can't necessarily buy the same outfit. you can buy michelle obama's dresses but not the pope's robes. >> no. >> just making sure. >> there is always confession. >> lots of it for me. thousands turn out to listen and catch a glimpse of the aforementioned pope. pope benedict xvi in one of his final public appearances. >> find out why you may want to really monitor what your children see. wusa9 is back in two minutes with those
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good morning. many of you are enjoying the holiday, thank you for watching us. you want to bundle up or hunker down into the covers each more because it is so cold outside. >> boy you said it. >> down to the teens in a few spots. we won't have the snow showers like yesterday. it is going to be a nice, sunny monday around here. let's talk about it. we have a cold start. here's your day planner this monday morning. president's day 2013. temperatures starting out in many cases a few upper teens right now. as we head toward the afternoon hours, we are not going to have the showers around. temperatures will be climbing into the low 40s with lots and lots of sunshine today. lots of sunshine. pittsburgh down to 10, 18 new york, providence 16. they have a bunch of snow here
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in eastern massachusetts. richmond on down to 21. we are going to start to have longer days and we are losing your chances for these arctic outbreaks. 22 in andrews and bowie down to 1 in round hill. 18 in manassas this morning. outside good visibility this morning. a nice looking one, except when you look at the temperature of 23 and it feels like 17. bone dry, a shock on the doorknobs maybe the carpet, you kiss your wife and get the little shock on the nose. you have dew points very dry air, a slight chance for wintry
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prip face -- precipitation well north and west of dc. friday sleet or freezing rain to start the day. big picture well there is not much to talk about here. we have the storm in new england. we are watching the weaker systems into minnesota this morning. this will help us bring wet weather tomorrow. overnight clouds increase especially out west. the afternoon was rather wet, here we are at 2:30 with late clearing. with the rain around tomorrow, tomorrow we set a yellow alert. 92, sunny. rainy and mild, we'll get up
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toward 50 tomorrow. turning cold tomorrow night. by wednesday only in the mid-30s, thursday 43. friday a little mix is possible in the morning. high of 40 saturday back to the upper 40s. over to monica sacramento this monday morning. each though it is president's day, -- over to monika samtani this morning. even though it is president's day we have issues. >> reporter: a car went into a parked car on 295 right before exit 1. you can see the red forming because you can't get past exit 1. you need to exit at exit 2 and take that to mipg ming to get yourself around the accident. again all lanes blocked southbound 295. 35 a live look, no problems inside the beltway north of duke street to the 14th street
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bridge. let's go back over to the maps, this time up to gaithersburg, where there is a fire at cedar avenue. go ahead and use 117 to south summit avenue. lanes are blocked at cedar avenue in gaithersburg. no problems on the north side of town. i think volumes are going to be very light this morning on the interstate. back to you. pope benedict xvi addressed tens of thousands of pilgrims at his weekly blessing. >> this was one of the final appearances before he resigns later this month. the pope asked followers for their prayers. >> reporter: chanting long live the pope and waving banners, tens of thousands poured into st. peter's square to see pope benedict xvi before he resigns.
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>> thank you for the prayers and support. >> reporter: the 85-year-old appeared in the window for the first time since announcing his resignation. it wasn't just catholics who came to hear benedict's second to last weekly bless. >> i didn't think it would be that big a deal but it was very moving to see it and see all the people. >> reporter: cardinals are starting to gather here at the vatican. they'll hold a farewell ceremony with the pope on february 28, then set a date for the secret gathering called the conclave. >> reporter: benedict is the first pope to resign in 600 years. >> really raises questions about the future of the papacy itself. now we have a president dent in modern times. >> i think the church has been
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very conservative up until now. that maybe a younger person, although i respect him totally, as pope. but i think they need some young people. >> reporter: the pope said he will live a kleistered life in a mops stray inside vatican city after he steps down -- monastery inside vatican city after he steps down. the archbishop of washington, cardinal wore role, -- worrell. >> reporter: said the next poupttive will have to reinvigorate the do, pontiff will have to reinvigorate the church. >> it is drowning out the voice of religion. >> cardinal worrl thinks it
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is unlikely the next pope will be an american. a look at this morning's health news. there are two studies out in the journal journal of pediatrics. they give parents some guidance on what kids should watch on tv. one found kids who watch tv excessively are more likely to exhibit antisocial and even criminal behavior in early adulthood. it increased 30% with every hour children watch tv. children should watch no more of two hours of quality programming each day. the second study showed aggressive content leads to aggressive children. the kids in the study were three to five years old. they all watched the same amount of television. the only change was the type of
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programming. the children who watched the better quality, educational programming were significantly less aggressive than the other group. when we hear all the talks about federal cuts and sequestration there are a few of us preparing for furlough and his cutbacks and another group of us think it has nothing to do with them. coming up at 5:50, peggy fox will show us how sequestration could affect the price of our grocery bill. a 30% of a jump in business. is it divorce lawyers, wedding planners or florists? >> we'll have the answer in our 6:00 show. we'll be right back.
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welcome back. 4:56 president's day 2013. cold out there. temperatures in the tepees in a few spots. it is a cold, cold morning. by lunch time mid to upper 30s, we'll top off lower to mid-40s. let's check what monika samtani has to say. gaithersburg has fire activity blocking route 355 at cedar avenue. on 270 things look good from shady grove road. very sad story. family and fans of country music star mindy mccreadie are
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mourning her death. the 37-year-old shot and killed herself. she had been committed to a treatment facility to deal with alcohol. last month her boyfriend also shot himself. she is survived by her two sons. tina fey and paul rud. john lennon's widow, yoko ono is celebrating her 80th birthday. tina fey co-stars with paul rud in admission. she plaids a princeston university admissions officer who finds out her son -- who
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finds her son she gave up for adoption. >> i liked the story. >> admission is out in theaters march 2 2-7d. golden globe winner maggie smith is grateful downton abbey has a huge following i don't it is frustrating. i always see things i would like to do differently. >> hollywood has movie screenings and exhibitions ahead of the academy awards. and just in time for oscar week argo is out on dvd tomorrow. the film is based on a suck he isful secret mission to rescue six americans from iran during the hostage crisis. also out on dvd anna i didn't know na --
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good morning and thank you for watching wusa9 at 5:00 a.m. happy president's day. i'm andrea roane. traffic is going to be a little bit light. >> we can blame it on howard. >> they are so cold right? >> it is really cold up there. >> we have teens this morning. tomorrow we'll be back. >> it has been dry and it shouldn't be an issue. the winds are coming down. here's our day planner for you on this monday morning with temperatures mainly in the 20s right now. as we head toward noon, temperatures only in the mid- 30s with highs this afternoon. some spots west


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